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Specialty Polymers
Fundamentals, Properties, Applications and Advances

Edited By

Ram K. Gupta

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ISBN 9781032243726
February 8, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
488 Pages 146 Color & 32 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This comprehensive volume provides current, state-of-the-art information on specialty polymers that can be used for many advanced applications. The book covers the fundamentals of specialty polymers, synthetic approaches, and chemistries to modify their properties to meet the requirements for special applications, along with current challenges and prospects. Chapters are written by global experts, making this a suitable textbook for students and a one-stop resource for researchers and industry professionals.  

Key Features:  

- Presents synthesis, characterization, and applications of specialty polymers for advanced applications.  

- Provides fundamentals and requirements for polymers to be used in many advanced and emerging areas.     

- Details novel methods and advanced technologies used in polymer industries.   

- Covers the state-of-the-art progress on specialty polymers for a range of advanced applications. 


Table of Contents

1.Specialty Polymers: An Introduction
Yash N. Desai, Magdalene A. Asare, Felipe M. de Souza, Ram K. Gupta

2.Materials and Chemistries of Polymers
Mansi Sharma, Pragati Chauhan, Rekha Sharma, and Dinesh Kumar

3. Natural Resources for Polyurethanes Industries
Magdalene A. Asare, Felipe M. de Souza and Ram K. Gupta

4.Recent advances in edible polymers
Jiao Xie, Jingjing Kang

5.Chicken Fat: A Promising and Sustainable Raw Material
for Polyurethane Industries
A.A.P.R. Perera, K.A.U. Madhushani, Felipe M. de Souza, Tim Dawsey, and Ram K. Gupta

6.Self-healing polymers
Giulio Malucelli

7.Emerging Applications of Photocurable Polymers
Zehra Yildiz, Emine D. Kocak

8.Hyperbranched polymer and their emerging applications

Saeed Bastani, Morteza Ganjaee Sari, Samane Jafarifard

9. Advanced Polymers for Defense Applications
Nektarios K. Nasikas and Dionysios E. Mouzakis

10. Polymers for Additive Manufacturing
Rossella Arrigo and Giulio Malucelli

11. Emerging Applications of Polymers for Automobile Industries
Rossella Arrigo and Giulio Malucelli

12. Nanocomposites for Toxic Waste Removal
Pragati Chauhan, Mansi Sharma, Rekha Sharma, and Dinesh Kumar

13. Polymeric Adsorbents for Toxic Waste Removal
Md. Sadiqul Islam Sheikh, Md. Mahinur Islam, Md. Saddam Hossain, and Md. Mominul Islam

14. Smart polymers for food and water quality control and safety
Saúl Vallejos, Miriam Trigo-López, Ana Arnaiz, Álvaro Miguel, and José M. García

15. Polymers and their Nanocomposites for Corrosion Protection
Vishwa Suthar, Felipe M. de Souza, Magdalene A. Asare, and Ram K. Gupta

16. Polymers for smart coatings
Abbas Mohammadi, Alireza Fatahi, Abbas Mohammadi, and Mohamad Reza Sarfjoo

17. Polymers for smart sensors
Matineh Ghomi, Mahtab Yadolahi, Farnaz Dabbagh Moghaddam, and
Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare

18. Polymers for Textile Industry
Emine D. Kocak, Zehra Yildiz

19. Polymers for adhesives and sealants
S. T. Mhaske, Karan W. Chugh, Umesh R. Mahajan, and Jyotidarsan Mohanty

20. Polymers for foams and their emerging applications
Adrija Ghosh, Jonathan Tersur Orasugh, Dipankar Chattopadhyay, and Suprakash Sinha Ray

21. Polymers for high-performance flame-retardant materials
Styliani Papatzani, D.E. Mouzakis, and Panagiota Koralli

22. Emerging applications of polymer in biomedical and pharmaceutical fields
Melbha Starlin Chellathurai, Syed Mahmood, Zarif Mohamed Sofian, and Najihah Binti Mohd Hashim

23. Specialty Polymers for Biomedical Applications
Buwanila T. Punchihewa, A.A.P.R. Perera, Felipe M. de Souza, and Ram K. Gupta

24. Advanced polymers for biomedical applications
Sinem Özlem Enginler, Nazlı Albayrak, Selcan Karaku

25. Recent advancements in polymers for biomedical applications
Mattia Bartoli, and Alberto Tagliaferro

26. Advanced Polymers for Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction
Dinesh Rokaya, Ashutosh K. Singh, Sasiwimol Sanohkan, and Suresh Nayar

27. Emerging applications of polymers for supercapacitors
Larissa Bach-Toledo, Bruna M. Hryniewicz, Gabriela De Alvarenga, Tatiana L. Valerio, Rafael J. Silva, Jean Gustavo de A. Ruthes, Andrei Deller, Vanessa Klobukoski, Franciele Wolfart and Marcio Vidotti

28. A Facile Approach to Recycling Used Face Masks for High-Performance Energy Storage Devices
Anjali Gupta, Cassia A. Allison, Mahesh Chaudhari, Priyesh Zalavadiya, Felipe M. de Souza, Ram K. Gupta, and Tim Dawsey

29. Polymers in Display Devices
Neena George, Ajalesh B Nair, Simi Pushpan K, and Rani Joseph

30. Polymers in Flexible Devices
Khairunnisa Amreen and Sanket Goel


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    Dr. Ram Gupta is an Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on green energy production, storage using 2D materials, optoelectronics & photovoltaics devices, bio-based polymers, flame-retardant polyurethanes, conducting polymers & composites, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold & antibacterial applications, and bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta published around 250 peer-reviewed articles, made over 320 national/international/ regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, and edited/wrote several books/chapters for leading publishers like American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, CRC, Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley. He has published many research articles related to energy materials in high-impact journals such as Nature Communications, Solar Energy, Scientific Reports, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Chemistry of Materials, to name a few. He has received about two and a half million dollars for research and educational activities from external agencies. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, and editorial board member for several journals.